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“I wish I loved it, but ...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of CinCin Ristorante + Bar

CinCin Ristorante + Bar
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Ranked #14 of 3,677 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $37
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Robson Street
Cross street: Thurlow & Bute
Description: A winding stone stairway leads upward from bustling Robson Street, where CinCin continues to define modern sophistication and inspired Italian cuisine. With acclaimed Chef Andrew Richardson at the helm, the menu at CinCin represents the clean and plentiful flavours of Italian gastronomy. Each dish is prepared with the freshest, thoughtfully selected ingredients sourced from the regions best suppliers and transformed into a parade of captivating aromas, tastes and textures. Attention to detail lies at the heart of each dish, from the variety of pastas hand made in house daily - to the unique heritage wood-fired oven that adds a distinct layer of flavour to each recipe. With craft cocktails, a renowned grappa collection, and an award-winning wine program, the team at CinCin aims to deliver a memorable culinary experience. Contemporary, yet timeless - the dining room offers views of the lively kitchen and a striking heated terrace, while the private wine room delivers the perfect atmosphere for any group event.
iflyalotornot
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“I wish I loved it, but ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Food is good, wish it was better, the service is excellent, but the service better be excellent and the food outstanding when you're paying these prices. I wish the was in a better venue with a view or something else for me to focus on, because the food alone doesn't cut it.

I hate to say it, because I keep going back to see if the food has changed, but skip this place, the city has some great places to eat. Then again, this is just my experience and I'm Italian, so perhaps I'm biased and prefer my own cooking.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great ambiance and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We enjoyed a delicious pasta dinner at this Italian restaurant. The ambiance was rich and inviting, the service good, the food even better. It is located on Robson in the heart of the action.

We will return.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mexico City, Mexico
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101 reviews
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“Good food in a beautiful restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

It is one of those restaurants where you get it all. Excellent food, great service and beatiful atmosphere.
It is located on Robson which is a very lively street in downtown Vancouver.
I definetely recommend it.

Visited March 2013
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Canada
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Becomes predictable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

It is still a good place however the food becomes predictable. Very few changes in the past years or so. The portions become smaller too but not the prices.
Most of the dishes are not even Italian, they just try to cover your usual "pork, beef, chicken, fish, vegetarian" rule and carry fancy Italian names.
The service is good but too oppressive. I understand that there were not so many people for lunch and that the waiters need to earn their tips but this is dining and part of the dining experience is to enjoy the company without the constant interruption from the waiters asking us "how is everything". We really want to enjoy the meal. Be attentive and if we hint or call you then come to our table. She was a very nice girl however she constantly and needlessly interrupted our discussion.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paulo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great place and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is one of the best restaurant in town. Good environment, kind staff and excellent food. The pork with polenta cooked in the wood fired oven is delicious.

Visited March 2013
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